Modric reflects on Zizou and Ronaldos exit

first_imgReal Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric admits he was in the dark about the exit of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.Zidane ended his reign with the club after guiding them to three consecutive Champions League titles, while Ronaldo ended his nine-year association with a move to Serie A champions Juventus in July.“I wasn’t expecting either of the two to go; I didn’t think Zidane would leave and the same with Ronaldo,” said Modric in an interview according to Xinhuanet.“In fact when the rumors about Cristiano appeared, we (Real Madrid players) had bets among ourselves and we were certain he would stay, but everyone makes their own decisions,” he added.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The 33-year-old, remains the bookmakers favourite to win the prestigious ‘Ballon d’Or’ award in what will be a complete sweep of accolades.He equally singled out former Croatian international Zvonimir Boban for praise; “he was my hero in the Croatian team,” he said, before naming Zidane as his second choice.“I was lucky to have him as a coach and we have lived some incredible moments with him at Real Madrid, sometimes he’s played alongside us and it was incredible to see how elegant he was and how he moved over the pitch,” said Modric.The Croatian described himself as “as a shy person and that he didn’t “appreciate being over-exposed in the media. “I prefer simplicity,” he said.last_img

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